How many hours should I be working?

The Washington Post workweek is 37.5 hours over the course of five days, or 7.5 hours per day (not including a lunch break). Employees should not be required to work on days outside their normal schedule.

Am I eligible for overtime?

Most employees earning $1,352 per week or less ($70,304 per year) are entitled to extra pay for working overtime or on holidays.

Eligible employees must fill out their time sheets on Workday to ensure they receive their overtime pay.If your manager tries to deny your overtime request, or instructs you to fill out your timesheet inaccurately, please contact the Guild. This is a violation of the contract and could be subject to a grievance.

The following positions are exempt from overtime requirements, regardless of salary.

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Am I eligible for comp time?

Anyone who is not eligible for overtime pay is entitled to comp time for working on holidays or any day outside their regular weekly schedule.

Many departments prefer to handle comp time “off the books,” especially for salaried employees who do not regularly fill out timesheets. This informal approach is acceptable so long as managers actually allow employees to take the days off to which they are entitled.The Guild encourages employees to record their hours to hold their bosses accountable.If a manager tries to prevent you from taking comp time, or if they keep giving you so much work you are unable to take advantage of your comp time, please contact the Guild.

What are The Post’s designated holidays?

The Post recognizes eight federal holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. In addition, employees are given two personal days to celebrate cultural and faith traditions or any other day of significance.

What counts as time worked?

You don’t have to be sitting at your desk in the office to be working. Employees are considered “at work” and entitled to pay or comp time in the following circumstances:

Am I eligible for shift pay?

Workers are eligible to earn an extra $6 for every shift that starts between 2pm and 9:59pm and an extra $7.50 for every shift that starts between 10pm and 5:59am. Eligible employeesmust fill out their time sheetsto ensure they receive their night shift differential.